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Windows 7: Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

11 Dec 2015   #1
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Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Edit 1: I booted from the Windows installation disk just to see the options available, and when selecting the 'Repair Windows' option, I got a message saying "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows."

The CD is definitely matching the version of windows I want to install, but a problem might me that my Windows and the CD are the OEM versions which, I've read, can't be used to perform upgrades.


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14 Dec 2015   #2
BorisTheAnimal

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Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris
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14 Dec 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See whether this can help.

Dual Boot - Delete a OS
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24 Dec 2015   #4
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Solved.

Ended up backing up important data and using the disc to reinstall Windows, wiping the C: drive. Upgrading simply wouldn't work, I guess it couldn't even tell there was a Windows OS on the machine

Thanks for the article, It might be useful in the future!
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